We can already smell the Christmas vibes, and it feels more than stupendous because who doesn't love the merriest time of the year? Besides great food, family time, and abundant doses of love to celebrate this special holiday (to those who celebrate it), it's also the greatest time of the year to exhibit the gorgeous and most popular X-Mas plant: Poinsettia Superstars!
Poinsettia Superstars - The Actual Christmas Superstars and Protagonists
If you think about a show-stealing plant during the Christmas season, all fingers point to Poinsettia Superstars because how could they not? It's the perfect red plant to ensemble the Christmas feels and as a great plus, reflects the great love and passion that is felt during the jolliest holiday of the year because of its deep red color.
Throughout the years we have become spoiled with other colors as well. Today the Superstars series has many hues in pink and white.
Every year Beekenkamp makes sure to make their Poinsettia Superstars outshine the rest of the X-Mas plants, with outstanding results and demand from hundreds of clients. Christmas is probably one of the most awaited holidays of the year as people gather, families meet, decorations are put up, new recipes come out to the light, and beautiful flowers and plants fill up the homes of many to make it a memorable time.
Poinsettia Superstar Trials Took Place at the Master Growers
This year at The Master Growers in Honselersdijk, breeders Beekenkamp Plants, Dümmen Orange, and Lazzeri Giovani Piante teamed up to host collaborative poinsettia trials. Growers, merchants, and the trade were seen in an extensive selection of poinsettias offered by the three companies during the trials which took place on November 3rd and 4th.
For many years, Beekenkamp has bred and propagated poinsettias. The entire chain has been encouraged to learn about the variations, shelf life, and other characteristics and attributes of the products used in these experiments. And this year is no different, as the Poinsettia Superstars are the actual main character of the X-Mas holidays and will be the most sold type of plant to use as the best Christmas decor.
Let’s Talk All About Poinsettia Superstars
If you're thinking about adding poinsettia to your Christmas wishlist and decorations, you're on the absolutely right track. Also known as 'The Christmas Star', the poinsettia houseplant is also known as the perfect indoor winter plant. Superstars, though, have more to offer than just their ability to steal the show at Christmas dinner.
These poinsettias can be utilized all winter long because they are available from October to December. You may be confident that the plant will survive for a season if you adhere to the correct care instructions provided by Beekenkamp. Learn about why the poinsettia became the Christmas plant in the article 'How the Poinsettia Became an Indispensable Part of Christmas'.
Top Poinsettia X-Mas Choices
Although there are various types of poinsettia and even different colors, the focus here is all on Christmas, and these are Beekenkamp's top superstar choices for the holidays:
1. Poinsettia Indra
2. Poinsettia Kayla
3. Poinsettia Luna
4. Poinsettia Robyn Pink
5. Poinsettia Virgo
Besides poinsettia plants, there are also many other Christmas plants and flowers that make a great fit for the holidays. Read the article '10 Best Flowers and Plants for a Perfect Christmas'.
How to Take Care of Poinsettia Houseplants
Place the poinsettia in a bright spot in the living room away from direct sunshine and away from the cold, wind, and sunlight. It's crucial to understand that poinsettia cannot stand a draft. Pour preferably lukewarm water, and give your plants some general plant food on a regular basis. The pot ball can be maintained with a light mist although a leaf spot can result from wetness on the leaves. The best part of all? This marvelous houseplant can occasionally provide months of enjoyment with proper maintenance!
The Symbolism Behind Poinsettia Plants
Native to Mexico, the plant is called Flor de la Noche Buena (Flower of the Holy Night) due to its resemblance to the Star of Bethlehem. Considered a very special Christmas plant, many people give them around Christmas time to symbolize goodwill and community spirit. In religious communities, the shape of the poinsettia flower is thought to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem, with the red leaves of the poinsettia symbolizing the blood of Christ.
Curious Facts About Poinsettia
Today, poinsettias are not only the most popular Christmas plant but the best-selling potted plant in the United States and Canada, contributing over $250 million to the U.S. economy at the retail level. California remains the top U.S. poinsettia-producing state.
For over 150 years, December 12 was considered National Poinsettia Day to honor the day of Joel Roberts Poinsett's death in 1851. Poinsett was the one to introduce this relatively unknown plant to the United States in the 19th century. In 2002, an Act of Congress made it official. Even more reasons to have Poinsettia Superstars for Christmas every single year!
What to Know About Beekenkamp
Throughout the world, Beekenkamp supplies the professional grower with its starting material with continuous innovations in breeding, a reliable supply chain, sustainable quality, and production. With a focus on pot, garden, and houseplants from cuttings and seed, hobby vegetables, and their own breeding genetics such as dahlia, begonia for indoor and outdoor use, poinsettia, campanula, lavandula, and celosia, Beekenkamp strives to connect all the values involved in the chain.
The Best Breeding Selection
In collaboration with growers, wholesalers, retailers, and supply chain partners, the breeders at Beekenkamp work day-in-day-out on new, robust varieties. From crop improvement to unique new products, they inspire the whole chain with their own breeding.